Historic Map - Boston, MA - 1870's

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View of Boston, Suffolk County, M.A., 1870's / drawn & published by T. Sulman.

This panoramic illustration of Boston, Massachusetts was drawn and published by T. Sulman in the 1870's. Boston was one of America’s largest trading and industrial centers by the 1870's. An influx of immigrants from Europe and elsewhere prompted Boston to begin a campaign of enlargement.

Waterways and ravines were filled in and hills leveled in the effort to accommodate future growth. Neighboring Roxbury township was annexed by Boston in 1868 and Dorchester became attached in 1870. Roslindale was annexed in 1873 and Brighton and Charlestown became part of the city in 1874.

A fire in November of 1872 destroyed much of Boston’s financial district, killing at least 30 people. Containment of the fire was hampered by un-standardized fire plug couplings and a national horse-flu epidemic which left Boston’s fleet of fire pump engines to be pulled by volunteers and firefighters on foot. Over 750 buildings were lost in the fire.

The map includes Boston Harbor and vicinity.


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